Two Japanese Firms Renew License Agreements With B&W Engineering
B&W Engineering and Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., recently signed a renewal of the license agreement enabling Mitsui to continue to manufacture Burmeister & Wain Low Speed Diesel Engines for another 0 decade. Mitsui has built B&W's Marine Diesel Engines in Japan since 1926.
B&W engines of the type Kand L-GFCA are becoming increasingly popular, not only as a result of their excellent design features but also because of their extremely low fuel oil consumption. This is clearly being substantiated through the steadily increasing worldwide market share.
For 1980, Mitsui has already secured an orderbook of 70 slowspeed engines for a total output of approximately 1 million bhp. There are strong indications that the production in 1980 will reach a total of 1,200,000 bhp.
Hitachi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. has been manufacturing B&W engines since 1951. Hitachi has also signed a renewal of their license agreement for a period covering the next 10 years.
Hitachi manufactures both 2- and 4-stroke B&W engines for a total of approximately 500,000 bhp a year.